Sun, 27/01/2019 (All day) to Mon, 28/01/2019 (All day)
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Mandel Building, Room 521
Organized by Dr. Philipp Reick and sponsored by the Martin Buber Society of Fellows, this workshop brought together a diverse group of historians and social scientists who explored the legacy of urban struggle and protest over the course of the past two centuries. Papers focused, inter alia, on the peculiarities of urban conflict in Spanish history, on the significance of housing for Zionism past and present, and on the historical rhythms of riot and collective violence in Copenhagen.
Sun, 20/01/2019 (All day) to Mon, 21/01/2019 (All day)
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Mandel Building, Room 530
The conference, organized by Hannelies Koloska from the Martin Buber Society and Tawfiq Da’adli, Lecturer in the Dept. of Islamic and Middle Studies and the Dept. of Art History at the Hebrew University, addressed the hitherto neglected diversity of visual features in the Qur’anic text and their relation to late antique and early Islamic visual discourses in art and theology.
As seen in research, teaching, as well as culture, images play a vital role in mediating knowledge. Used in public talks, academic lectures, art, and journalism, they are used to provide a wide spectrum of information – and mirror the same time the inherent logic of the field in which they are presented.
The Forum for Contemporary Ethnomusicology held its 3rd International Summer Workshop on June 3-4 at the Mandel School for Advanced Studies, under the auspices of the Martin Buber Society. In addition to papers by members of the Forum, this year's workshop featured two distinguished senior scholars: Prof. Gregory Melchor-Barz (Vanderbilt University) President of the Society for Ethnomusicology and Israel Prize Laureate, Prof. Edwin Seroussi (The Hebrew University). The two presented masterclasses on issues relating to the social responsibilities of ethnomusicologists.